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Seattle: Harbor Cruise with Live Narration

Seattle: Harbor Cruise with Live Narration

Admire the beauty of vibrant Seattle and the historic harbor island on this one hour narrated cruise. Enjoy the fresh air and a bit of history while taking in all the impressive sights, including the famous Space Needle, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Emerald City skyline. Start your tour from Pier 55 on the Seattle Waterfront and get a comprehensive look at the city's most iconic landmarks & take in the view from the outdoor open deck. This is the perfect trip for visitors and locals alike.

Smith Tower: The Views, The History, and the Cocktails

Smith Tower: The Views, The History, and the Cocktails

Visit the Smith Tower Observatory & Bar which is located in the Pioneer Square district of Downtown Seattle. Immerse yourself in the history of rum runners, guns, typewriters, romantic superstitions, and ties to Chinese royalty which are all woven into the fabric of this icon, which presents a window into the Emerald City’s colorful past. Marvel at classic architecture which evokes an opulent era, a backdrop of craftsmanship that lives on through carefully crafted cocktails from an unrivaled, breathtaking vantage high above Seattle. Follow in the footsteps of a century of visitors who have arrived here to admire Seattle from above, relax, and have a good time. Be sure to have a seat in the Wishing Chair, and keep your eyes out for more legends as you explore the thirty-fifth floor.

Seattle: Small Group Tour W/Space Needle, Boat & Underground

Seattle: Small Group Tour W/Space Needle, Boat & Underground

Welcome aboard the Best of Seattle experience with See Sight Tours. Our specially curated journey promises an unforgettable adventure through Seattle's iconic landmarks and unique history. Our exploration starts with the futuristic Space Needle. Bask in the panoramic cityscape views from this architectural marvel, a testament to Seattle's innovative spirit. Next, we embark on a scenic city drive, a brief immersion into the city's lively pulse. The journey continues with a serene harbor cruise, a unique opportunity to appreciate Seattle's waterfront, the rhythm of the waves, and the freshness of the sea air. Our adventure then takes an intriguing turn underground with the renowned Beneath the Streets experience. Since 2013, Beneath the Streets has illuminated the hidden corners of early Seattle, taking visitors on a journey through history following The Great Seattle Fire of 1889. As we navigate forgotten paths and alleys, you'll discover the underground areaways born out of Seattle's resilient rebirth, providing a unique glimpse into the city's vibrant past and the fascinating truths of the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. As we traverse the city, we'll cruise by renowned landmarks like the historic Smith Tower, the eclectic Seattle Art Museum, and the bustling Pike Place Market, each contributing to the vibrant tapestry of Seattle. The journey concludes at Kerry Park, where stunning views of the city skyline, the majestic Mount Rainier, and the shimmering waters of Elliott Bay await. A true encapsulation of Seattle in one frame, this spot is the perfect finale to our exploration. Join See Sight Tours for this immersive journey through Seattle's vibrant history, stunning vistas, and iconic landmarks. Come and experience Seattle like you've never seen it before!

Seattle History Tour with Skyline Views

Seattle History Tour with Skyline Views

One of the best things to do in Seattle is simply taking in its skyline, surrounding mountains, and our beautiful Puget Sound. On this Seattle tour, you’ll get to enjoy not only stunning views but experience the history and culture of the city with a local tour guide! Your Seattle walking tour begins with a stroll through Pioneer Square, Seattle’s historic neighborhood filled with beautiful architecture and some of the top attractions in Seattle. Your tour guide will tell you tales of Seattle during its pioneer days and the gold rush that put our city on the map. As we make our way past historical sites and to the serene Seattle waterfront, you’ll get to know the pre-history of this place, once – and still – significant to local indigenous peoples. For those interested in the more salacious side of Seattle’s past, we’ll be passing by several historical sites that gave this neighborhood some unsavory nicknames (don’t worry, we’ll keep it family friendly!). As we make our way back from the waterfront, you’ll learn a little about how Seattle has transformed into the world-class destination it is today. The latter portion of our Seattle history tour will take us off the streets and 35 floors up to Smith Tower’s 360-degree observation deck. Your tour guide will point out the city’s significant landmarks and provide a history of this gorgeous building, once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River! You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the views, stick around for a drink at the bar, or continue exploring Pioneer Square and other nearby neighborhoods following your tour.

Seattle: International District Food Tour

Seattle: International District Food Tour

Explore the diverse flavors of Seattle's Chinatown International District on a guided food tour. Learn about the history of the neighborhood as you sample a variety of dishes from around the world. Begin your tour with a look at the early history of Seattle, long before it became a thriving city. Learn how the city went from a simple logging town to a thriving city that people from all walks of life call home. As you explore the various peoples who came to settle in the International District, taste an eclectic mix of savory Chinese staples, Vietnamese snacks, Filipino-inspired desserts, or traditional Japanese festival foods. Inclusions may vary depending on the day or season, but come hungry – you’ll be sure to fill up by the end of the tour. While you eat your way through the neighborhood, stop or pass by top Seattle attractions including a historic Asian grocery store, long-established restaurants frequented by celebrities, and a hotel cafe with many stories to tell. After this International District food tour, come away with a deep appreciation of this vibrant neighborhood and the support you can provide the local businesses striving to preserve its history and identity.

Seattle: Downtown Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Seattle: Downtown Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which functions as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map, all in one. Note: This 1.6+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Seattle Downtown in 1-2 hours. Once downloaded, your walking tour of Seattle begins at the breathtaking Seattle Aquarium. Here you’ll discover the rich aquatic life that abounds in Puget Sound From there, you’ll pass the Seattle Great Wheel and hear how a shrewd businessman transformed a pier into a tourist hub, full of bakeries, restaurants, and other shops. As you keep walking, you’ll learn about Puget Sound and the drastic decline in orca whales while getting a laugh or two over some scatological stories! Your journey then takes you to Miner’s Landing, where you’ll step back in time, learning of the Coast Salish. Hear how they fished from canoes and how their ancestors arrived some 12,000 years ago! Up next, you’ll revisit the founding of modern Seattle. You’ll get the story of the Denny family, their dangerous trek west, and a homestead that rose up into modern Seattle! Speaking of danger, you’ll also get to know the shrewd Chief Siahl. In the process, you’ll discover how he stepped in to curb tension between his people and the settlers. You’ll also meet David “Doc” Maynard, friend of the chief. Your journey next takes you to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, where you’ll be introduced to Joseph Stanley. Uncover his fondness for all things odd. If the shop name sounds familiar, it is indeed a reference to Charles Dickens! Then you’ll pass Ivar’s Fish Shop and revisit the fight to bring the railroad to Seattle, full of twists and turns. That’s not the only story! You’ll also go back to 1889 and the infamous fire, started by glue! But you’ll see how the city rebuilt and also gained its first fire department as a result. As you stroll through the bustling downtown, you’ll see the majestic Smith Tower. 38 stories, it was the tallest building west of the Mississippi upon its completion in 1914! You’ll get to unearth some of the stories and rumors associated with it, including connections to Imperial China, stuntmen, and Prohibition! Visit Pioneer Square in Seattle to learn about the city's first steam-powered sawmill and the rise of logging, its first major industry. Don't forget to admire the 60-foot totem pole from Alaska! As you continue, hear about the Klondike Gold Rush and the World Fair, a battle of technological might at the height of the Cold War. You’ll also learn how Microsoft and Amazon arose, with the latter beginning as an online bookstore! As you head toward Pike Place Market, uncover Starbucks and meet Howard Schultz. Hear how he wanted to create a community oasis and ultimately bought the franchise. Then pass Benaroya Hall and hear how grunge arose, with Nirvana putting Seattle on the musical map! The journey concludes at bustling Pike Place Market, where fishmongers actually fling fish across the counters, making it look like they’re flying!

Seattle And Olympic NP Self-Guided Audio Bundle Tour

Seattle And Olympic NP Self-Guided Audio Bundle Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Embark on a rich journey of discovery with the Action Tour Guide app, your all-in-one personal guide through Seattle and Olympic National Park. Begin in Seattle at the impressive Seattle Aquarium, immersing yourself in the vibrant aquatic life of Puget Sound. As you wander, you'll be captivated by tales of the Seattle Great Wheel, a pier turned bustling tourist attraction teeming with eateries and stores. Journeying on, uncover stories of Puget Sound, from the dwindling orca population to quirky tales that spark laughter. Your path then winds to Miner's Landing, echoing with ancient tales of the Coast Salish, who've called this land home for over a millennium. The footsteps of the Denny family, pioneers of modern Seattle, come alive alongside tales of Chief Si’ahl, a mediator between cultures, and the adventurous David “Doc” Maynard. The whimsical Ye Olde Curiosity Shop stands as a testament to Joseph Stanley's penchant for the peculiar, while the aroma from Ivar’s Fish Shop draws you into tales of the fierce fight to secure a railroad. As you stroll, the 1889 fire that shaped Seattle's destiny unfurls, paving the way for tales of the towering Smith Tower, steeped in lore and history. Pioneer Square stands proud as the pulsating heart of Seattle, where tales of logging magnates mingle with those of an Alaskan totem pole. Journey through time, experiencing the excitement of the Klondike Gold Rush and the rivalry of the World Fair. As the story unfolds, marvel at the rise of tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, while getting a taste of Seattle's coffee culture with Starbucks' transformative journey. The rhythm of grunge, personified by Nirvana, reverberates through the streets, leading you to the bustling Pike Place Market, where fish fly and stories come alive. From cityscape to pristine wilderness, Olympic National Park offers a stark contrast. Begin at the park's visitor center, where the natural and cultural stories lay a foundation for the adventure ahead. Wander through the dense Hoh Rainforest, its moss-laden trees whispering ancient secrets. The Elwha River sings songs of nature's resilience, while panoramic vistas from Hurricane Ridge showcase nature's grandeur. The Pacific's might is on full display at Rialto and Ruby Beaches, each wave a testament to nature's raw power. Journey through diverse ecosystems, from alpine meadows to temperate forests, each trail revealing a unique facet of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history of the native tribes, their symbiotic relationship with this land, weaves through your exploration, enriching your experience. Your adventure concludes amidst the verdant valleys and majestic peaks of the park, a fitting finale to a journey spanning urban charm and untamed nature.

Best of Seattle Small Group Walking Tour W/ Space Needle

Best of Seattle Small Group Walking Tour W/ Space Needle

Welcome aboard the Best of Seattle Walking Tour. Our specially curated journey promises an unforgettable adventure through Seattle's iconic landmarks and unique history. Our exploration starts with the futuristic Space Needle. Bask in the panoramic cityscape views from this architectural marvel, a testament to Seattle's innovative spirit. Next, we embark on a scenic city walk, a brief immersion into the city's lively pulse. The journey continues with a serene harbor cruise, a unique opportunity to appreciate Seattle's waterfront, the rhythm of the waves, and the freshness of the sea air. Our adventure then takes an intriguing turn underground with the renowned Beneath the Streets experience. Since 2013, Beneath the Streets has illuminated the hidden corners of early Seattle, taking visitors on a journey through history following The Great Seattle Fire of 1889. As we navigate forgotten paths and alleys, you'll discover the underground areaways born out of Seattle's resilient rebirth, providing a unique glimpse into the city's vibrant past and the fascinating truths of the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. As we traverse the city, we'll go by renowned landmarks like the historic Smith Tower, the eclectic Seattle Art Museum, and the bustling Pike Place Market, each contributing to the vibrant tapestry of Seattle. Join See Sight Tours for this immersive journey through Seattle's vibrant history, stunning vistas, and iconic landmarks. Come and experience Seattle like you've never seen it before!

Seattle: City Walking Tour with Local Guide

Seattle: City Walking Tour with Local Guide

Community Impact: - Our tours are designed with our communities first in mind, meaning that we will always encourage supporting our local businesses, such as independent coffee shops and owner-operated stalls at Pike Place Market - By taking advantage of outdoor attractions and some areas not typically visited by large groups in neighborhoods like historic Pioneer Square, we can reduce overcrowding in over-touristed areas - Your choosing a walking tour helps us to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, with an additional opportunity to support our public transit sector - We strive to represent all voices in our storytelling, particularly those minorities who are often overlooked or underrepresented in the tourism industry, including but not limited to indigenous history and Asian influence on neighborhoods like Pioneer Square, the waterfront and Pike Place, and downtown Seattle Summary: Put on your best walking shoes and get ready for four hours of fascinating history, awesome art and architecture, and the best cuisine downtown Seattle has to offer! We’ll start out our Seattle tour in one of the most historically significant sites of the city, Pioneer Square. Here, the historic brick-built buildings and your tour guide will help you travel back in time to the early days of the pioneer settlement and when native tribes called this resource-rich tideland their home. Many buildings remain from the busy mining days of the late 19th century and tell the stories of the city’s founding and development, including the neoclassical Smith Tower. Your tour guide will point out the best places to eat, drink, and recreate in the neighborhood, before heading north along the waterfront, lined with souvenir shops and offering fantastic views of the Puget Sound and distant Olympic Mountains. Just up from the waterfront lies Pike Place Market, well known for its restaurants and food vendors. You’ll be enticed by the aromas of freshly baked pastries, chowders of every style, and, naturally, freshly ground and brewed coffee. As we explore the labyrinth of artist stalls and hole-in-the-wall eateries, feel free to grab a bite to eat during the tour as we marvel at the mongers who make fish fly, decide whether we’re astounded or repulsed by the Seattle Gum Wall, and pass by the oldest operating Starbucks! Still wanting more? Your tour guide will have plenty of recommendations for more to do in the city, from riding the monorail to the iconic Space Needle and Chihuly Museum to exploring the outlying neighborhoods and their food and drink scene!

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2.3
(4 reviews)

we really wanted to experience a ferry boat vibe thing but this was waaay waaay wayyy better than just riding the ferry. 10/10 the crew was so great - amazing vibes and even when it got super windy - crew and guests had such a great energy it made the tour so enjoyable. definitely do this harbor cruise!

We absolutely loved our visit to the Smith Tower. The exhibits are interactive and it was so incredibly interesting. The staff were welcoming and friendly and we finished our visit with a couple of non alcoholic French 75 cocktails. The view was wonderful!

Great trip around the harbor. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, the experience was fantastic - would do it again in a heartbeat!

What a great way to learn about the history of Seattle, all while surrounded by beautiful views. I highly recommend this tour!

The tour guide was knowledgeable about the city with fun facts